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Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Subfamily: Longwings (Heliconiinae)
Identification: Upperside bright orange with black markings; 3 black-encircled white dots on forewing leading edge. Underside brown; forewing with orange at base; both wings with elongated, iridescent silver spots.
Life history: Males patrol for females, who lay eggs on many parts of the host plant. Caterpillars feed on most parts of the host. Adults overwinter in the south.
Flight: Throughout the year in south Florida and South Texas, January-November in the north. Number of broods has not been determined.
Wing span: 2 1/2 - 3 3/4 inches (6.3 - 9.5 cm).
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Beautiful butterfly! GReat color saturation, POV and dof background...nice work. tFS
- [2007-07-31 15:03]
Plant and Butterfly, Both are the perfect in scene. Sharpness and colors are delicius as well
- [2007-07-31 16:14]
Hey Billy, Nice image of this butterfly, well presented, good colour saturation throughout, excellent notes Cheers Rick
- [2007-08-01 16:01]
This is my first visit to your gallery of nice photos. The light and details on your butterfly are excellent. Although we cannot see entire butterfly, we get a good view of it's signature wing markings. The colors in the lantana are rich and deep and the textures in the leaves are outstanding.
In my opinion your fine photo would look better in a much lighter frame. There are a lot of dark spots in the photo and I think the dark frame emphasizes that.
Thankd for stopping by my gallery.